Merit and Need-Based Scholarships Application


Before You Get Started

Please make sure you have the following information ready for upload.

  • Personal Statement must be a .pdf file. Only a .pdf may be uploaded. Your Personal Statement must include your last name, first name and OSU ID in the upper right-hand corner and be saved according to the instructions.
  • Names and annual value of any scholarships or grants you currently receive.

You will not be able to save and come back to the application once you get started!

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Your Information

This is an 8 or 9 digit number. If you don’t know your OSU ID number you may locate it on

Log into My Buckeye Link, then under Personal Information, click on lookup your OSU ID number.

This must be your OSU email address. Please do not provide a personal email address such as a gmail address.

School Information
Expected Graduation Term
Expected Graduation Year
Application Information

Information message

Selection Process - Scholarships and grants are awarded on a competitive basis. The review committee carefully considers all documents submitted. In addition to documents submitted by the student and the recommender, the student's academic record and information on financial need may be collected by the committee coordinator, shared with the review committee, and considered in the selection process.

The following file upload must include your personal statement saved as a .pdf and named in the following format: Last Name_#_Merit Need-Based Funding Application.pdf. (For example: Jane Buckeye.123 would save as Buckeye_123_Merit Need-Based Funding Application.pdf.) The following must appear in the upper right-hand corner of your personal statement: Last Name, First Name, and OSU ID number. Only a .pdf file may be uploaded.

After uploading the file, be certain to select "Submit" below.

Upload requirements

Information message

By submitting this application I affirm that the information which I have provided on this application form and any additional material that I submit related to the financial aid process is complete, accurate, and true to the best of my knowledge. Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA), I hereby authorize The Ohio State University to share the information and responses contained within this application, as well as relevant academic, demographic, enrollment, and financial need information with faculty, staff and volunteer application readers for the purpose of evaluating and awarding the College of Arts & Sciences scholarships. I also understand that furnishing false information may result in revocation of my financial aid or may result in disciplinary action pursuant to The Ohio State University Code of Student Conduct.